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Environmental and demographic risk factors for egg allergy in a population-based study of infants

Koplin, Jennifer J; Dharmage, Shyamali; Ponsonby, Anne-Louise; Tang, Mimi; Lowe, Adrian; Gurrin, Lyle C.; Osborne, Nicholas J; Martin, Pamela E.; Robinson, Marnie N.; Wake, Melissa; Hill, David J.; Allen, K J


Background Although egg allergy is the most common food allergy in infants and young children, risk factors for egg allergy remain largely unknown. This study examined the relationship between environmental and demographic factors and egg allergy in a population-based infant cohort. Methods In a study of 5276 infants (HealthNuts), infants underwent skin prick testing (SPT) to egg white at 12 months of age. Questionnaire data on relevant exposures were obtained. 699/873 (80%) infants eligible...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Allergy
DOI: 10.1111/all.12015


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